Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Friday, July 8th in the Dulaney Room of the Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library:
Mr. George Morgan, recognized Genealogy expert, author and co-producer of The Genealogy Guys Podcast will be presenting a series of seminars.
10:30 - 11:30: How to Do Everything With Your Genealogy
Based on the second edition of the best-selling book, How to Do Everything: Genealogy by award-winning author George G. Morgan, this seminar provides an overview of genealogy research practices and document types that can be used to locate and study your ancestors.
11:45 - 12:45: Genealogy Orienteering: Using Maps to Find the Right Places
Maps are an essential part of our everyday life. As we use them in our genealogical research, it is essential to understand the geographical history of an area and how boundaries and jurisdictions have changed. These changes are important for determining who created what documents and where these materials can now be found. This seminar presents and discusses a simple yet efficient methodology and some resources to help you use maps to quickly and effectively locate the right place to conduct your research.
1:30 - 2:30: Bring 'Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile
In the course of our genealogical research, we often become engrossed in the collection of information snippets, failing to put them into a logical perspective. We lose sight of the fact that the people we're tracing participated in the life of their historical times, led complex lives, and interacted with one another. Organizing the information we collect into a biographical profile can help you begin to recognize character traits and decision patterns. And the profile also provides an invaluable, portable research tool that avoids your taking voluminous amounts of notes with you on research trips. This seminar presents a methodology and a structured model for taking the details you collect about your ancestor and creating a biographical profile.
3:00 - 4:00: Using HeritageQuest Databases
HeritageQuest Online is one of the premiere ProQuest databases for genealogical researchers. It contains six excellent databases of interest to genealogists: U.S. Federal Census: 1790-1930; the Periodical Source Index (PERSI); more than 28,000 digitized, indexed, and full-text searchable local and family histories; the Freedman's Bureau Bank records; Revolutionary War records; and the American Serial Set. This seminar addresses the contents of HeritageQuest Online, and also introduces embedded online tools that can really help your research.
4:15 - 5:15: New Ways to Research Our Roots
We've come a long, long way in the last several decades in our genealogical research work. We started with writing letters and sending away for individual records, and now we are using the Internet, DNA, and social networking applications to collaborate with other researchers. This session takes the attendees from our beginnings to the future of genealogical research, and it concentrates on the products, services, technology, and initiatives that are advancing our research each day. Learn about new research resources available today and trends into the future with books, records, digitization, DNA, and more.
These seminars are free. Come to as many or as few as you would like. If you have a laptop computer, you may bring it to work along with Mr. Morgan on some of these seminars.
If you have any questions on these programs please contact Susan at 972.547.7343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 10:30 am - Noon
The Genealogy, Local History, Texana, Archives (GLHTA) division at Haggard Library is presenting "HOW TO FIND YOUR IMMIGRANTS"
Gain an understanding of the history of immigration, the processes immigrants went through, and where to find passenger lists.
For more information on this free program, please call 972.769.4240
Jeanette Bickley Bland Meeting Room (lower level) W.O. Haggard, Jr. Library
2501 Coit Rd
Plano TX 75075
Friday, July 8, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm in the Dulaney Room in the Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library
Mr. George Morgan, author of How to Do Everything: Genealogy will be presenting a series of seminars.
How to Do Everything: Genealogy (based on his book). It covers genealogical research for beginning, intermediate and advanced researchers.
Genealogy Orienteering: Using Maps to Find the Right Place. This seminar presents a simple efficient methodology and some resources to help you use maps more quickly and effectively locate the right place to conduct your research
Bring 'Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile. This seminar will help you create a biographical profile of your ancestor.
Using HeritageQuest Databases. This lecture is unique in that it not only addresses the contents of HeritageQuest Online, but it also introduces embedded online tools that can really help your research. Heritage Quest is available through the Library in the Texshare databases.
New Ways to Research Our Roots. This session concentrates on the products, services, technology, and initiatives that are advancing our research each day. Learn about new research resources available today and trends into the future with books, records, digitization, DNA, and more.
Times for each of these seminars will be posted as soon as I receive them - Susan
It is recommended that you bring a laptop computer with you. If you don't have one, you will still get lots of information out of these seminars. For more information on these free seminars sponsored by the Northeast Texas Library System (NETLS), contact Susan at 972.547.7343 or email@example.com
Thursday, July 14, 7:00 pm in the Dulaney Room of the Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library
The North Collin County Genealogical Society will be hosting Mr. Danny Bishop. Mr. Bishop will be discussing historic Downtown McKinney. He has worked with the Heard Museum and other historical preservation projects around our area as well as with the Smithsonian in DC. This program is free for all - you don't have to be a member of the Genealogical Society to attend.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
For anyone interested in their genealogical links to medieval Europe and early Christianity, this book by Alan Koman can help. It contains the lives of 275 saints and the lineages connecting them to 24 men and women of medieval Europe. The historical period covers the years 256 to 1322.
June 18th, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Dulaney Room, 101 E. Hunt St. The Registrar and Lineage Committee of John Abston Chapter of DAR will be available to assist anyone interested in DAR who thinks they have a Revolutionary War Patriot, or would like to know if they have a Patriot. They will offer guidance in finding a lineage and assistance/advice on how to gather proof for submission with a DAR application.
Monday, June 6, 2011
- Nacogdoches County, Texas in the Civil War
- Tax List of Montgomery County, Virginia 1782
- McKinney Boyd High School Yearbook – Fresh: the Bronco 2011
- Texas Ranger Biographies: Those Who Served 1910 – 1921
I know there aren't many titles here. Most of what was ordered didn't come in until the end of the month and I expect June's new titles to be a long list.
Upcoming Events at the Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library:
Thursday, June 9th 7:00 pm: The North Collin County Genealogical Society will host Guy Giersch, City of McKinney's Historical Officer. All are welcome to attend.
Saturday, June 18th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: The Daughters of the American Revolution will be here to answer your questions on how to find out if you have a Revolutionary ancestor and the process to join the DAR.
Save the Date: Friday, July 8th. Mr. George G. Morgan will be presenting a number of Genealogy seminars during the day. More information will be coming....